Fall is the time where people prepare their homes for the cooler winter months. This season is also a busy one for our pros at Raven Termite and Pest Control who specialize in rodent control in Baltimore. Homeowners in our area call us because they’ve discovered rats, squirrels, mice, or even raccoons in their homes. We are happy to help. Read on to learn more about how to prevent a rodent infestation in your home or business.
Prevent Rodents from Getting Inside
Check for Gaps and Holes
Gaps and holes provide easy access for rodents to enter your home or business and create havoc in the walls and wiring of your home. Repairing and sealing off any holes or gaps not only prevents rodents, but also keeps your home or business warmer. Additionally, screening your attic vents, crawlspaces, and chimney openings help prevent surprise rodent invaders.
Clean the Gutters
There’s another reason to keep your gutters clean. Not only do clogged gutters damage your roof and the foundation of your home but leaves and standing water attracts pests.
Keep Areas Vented and Dry
Moisture attracts rodents, so make sure to keep your attics, basements, and crawl spaces ventilated and dry. To discourage rodents, have a few dehumidifiers, particularly in the basement and in the garage, to dry out these areas.
Watch Where You Store Firewood
Rodents make homes wherever they can. To prevent rodents from transferring from the outside and creating nests in your home, store firewood at least 20 feet away from outside walls and elevate it off the ground.
Rodent Control in Baltimore: Raven Termite and Pest Control
We also recommend that you secure (and frequently empty) your trash and recycling to prevent rodents, raccoons, and other scavengers looking for food. Finally, trimming tree branches to keep them away from power lines and your roof makes it harder for rodents to find access to the inside of your home. Following these tips will significantly help keeping rodents out.
But, should you end up with an infestation and need rodent control in Baltimore, give Raven Termite and Pest Control a call. Contact us for free estimate and discover our flexible service contracts.